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Frequently Asked Questions


Answers to your most frequently asked questions about selecting, buying and returning workwear and PPE.

My Account...


Who can I contact for help or advice?

Our friendly Customer Service Advisors are on hand from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. You can call them on 08454 65 66 65 or drop them an email at sales@bestworkwear.co.uk

Is my personal information kept private?

The information you supply to us is used to efficiently process your order and to inform you of any delays or problems. We will never sell or share your information with third parties. We are a registered data user under the Data Protection Act 1996. You can find more information on our Privacy and Cookies page   

Can I be sure that my online payment is secure?

We do not store or have access to credit card details, and this applies to both online and telephone orders. All card processing is done via SagePay. We use technology called pre-authorisation and this means we only charge your card at the point the goods are despatched.

How are payments taken?

We accept payment through PayPal, Amazon and by credit/ debit card (excluding Amex). If paying by credit/ debit card a pre-authorisation will be sought with your bank for the requested funds, but the money will remain, fenced off, in your account until we despatch your order and the funds are collected. If you choose to cancel an order before despatch we will send an instruction to your bank to cancel the pre-auth. Pre-authorisations are refreshed every three days, so depending on when you cancel it may take up to three working days for the money to appear in your 'available funds' again.

I'm a regular customer, is it possible to have an account and pay by invoice?

We offer 'easy credit' accounts for NHS, public sector clients and select private sector customers (subject to approval). To find out more, please contact our Customer Service Advisors on 08454 65 66 65.

I've forgotten my account password - what can I do?

On the 'Sign In' page enter your email address as usual and then click 'Forgot Your Password?' A link to reset your password will be emailed to you. You can also change your password at any time in the 'Account Information' section on your account page.

Can I change my billing or delivery address on my online account?

When you sign into your account you will notice a tab called 'My Account' on the left hand side of the screen. Click on 'Address Book' and you will have the option to edit your billing address or change your delivery address.

Can I amend an order once it has been placed?

As long as the order has not been despatched you will be able to make amendments to it. Call our Customer Service Advisors who will be able to help you, on 08454 65 66 65.

Despatch and Shipping...


Can I track my order?

Yes, you will be given a tracking reference when your order is despatched from our warehouse. If you have any queries relating to tracking or are concerned about the progress of a delivery, please contact our Customer Service Advisors on 08454 65 66 65, quoting your order number, and they will be able to help you.

What are your postage charges?

All UK orders over £75 are shipped free of charge. UK mainland orders under £75 and weighing under 3kgs are shipped at a cost of £2.95 and at a cost of £4.95 if over 3kgs. UK Highlands and Islands orders under £75 and weighing under 5kgs ship at a cost of £2.95. H&I orders weighing over 5kgs will be shipped by 2-day courier at a cost of £14.95. For more information on shipping charges, please see our Delivery and Returns page .   

How long will my order take to arrive?

Most items on our website are in stock and available for despatch; we endevour to despatch the same day for items that are in stock and ordered before 2pm. All orders are shipped either with Royal Mail on a two-day tracked service, or with our courier, DPD. Where items are not in-stock you will be advised of a lead time on the product page which will read "usually ships in 2-3 days", for example. This is an average lead time for products to arrive with us from our supplier and upon their arrival with us, the items will be shipped immediately to you.

Do you provide international shipping?

We ship to EU countries and on orders over £250 shipping is free of charge. Orders under £250 and weighing under 1.25kgs are shipped at a cost of £8.95. Orders under £250 and weighing over 1.25kgs are shipped at a cost of £14.95. More detailled information about shipping costs can be found on our Delivery and Returns page .  

How long will international shipping take?

 Depending on the country shipping can take from 2 - 7 days from the time it leaves our warehouse.

Who pays the return postage on international orders?

The customer is responsible for international return postage costs. Where the item is being returned because of a fault, we will refund the return postage costs after inspection of the item.



How do I return an item for exchange or refund?

You should have received a Goods Return Form in your parcel. Please fill in this form indicating whether you wish to receive a replacement item (indicating size and colour) or if you would prefer a full refund. Where there is a price difference between your original order and the cost of the replacement the difference will be credited/ debited to your original payment method. If returning for a replacement item it is always worth calling us in advance to check the availability of the replacement item, this will allow us to reserve or order in the item for you.

Please ensure that returned goods are in their original condition, suitable for resale. Please include all swing tags and packaging and try to avoid using tape on branded packaging, for example boot boxes, as this damages them.

If an item is returned for a full refund then it will be processed on arrival with the funds being issued back onto the original payment method. For your security we will only process refunds through the original method of payment.  

Returned items remain your responsibility until they arrive back to us, therefore we would recommend adding insurance to the parcel when you post it back to us, to cover any potential loss in the postal system.

You can contact our Customer Service Advisors for any queries regarding your return, on 08454 65 66 65. Please have your order number to hand.  

My item is faulty, what can I do?

In the first instance please contact our Customer Service Advisors to explain the problem and we will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

Usually we will ask you to return the item to us for inspection (depending on the warranty period of the particular product) and if the fault is not immediately apparent it may need to be sent to the manufacturer for further assessment. In this instance it can take a little time for the matter to be resolved, but we will always endeavour to resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

When returning faulty goods please include a note containing the following information:

• Your order number (if you have it)

• Your name and full contact details

• A clear explanation of the problem

Please make sure that the item comes back to us in a clean condition for staff to handle and wash down boots and shoes to remove mud and dirt. Items returned in an unclean or unhygienic condition may be rejected.

Everything In-Between...


Do your products comply to European Safety Standards? 

All products we offer for sale and advertise as meeting a European Safety Standard, will definitely do so.  We only use reputable manufacturers and the majority of such products will come with a certificate of compliance included with the goods.  Some low value items (eg hi viz vests or ear plugs) may come with a certificate per pack rather than a certificate with every individual item.  These items still meet the standard and a copy of the certificate is available on request.

 I'm buying PPE and need help and advice.

We are starting to add PPE Buyers Guides which offer useful information, tips and advice. However, we are still available on the phone to discuss your individual requirements, drop us a line on 08454 65 66 65.

How do I know what size to order?

All manufacturers differ slightly on sizing. Where possible we try to include size guides and information but if in doubt it is always worth calling our Customer Service Advisors on 08454 65 66 65.

Do you provide samples?

We are unable to provide free samples, but if you would like to try an item before buying a large quantity, we can send one item to you to try. This will be charged initially, but if you wish you may return the item to us for refund. We offer free returns to UK customers but the outwards shipping cost of the item cannot be refunded (unless the item is faulty).

Can I personalise garments with embroidery?

Yes, nearly all of our workwear garments are suitable for embroidery. Prices start at £2.50 +VAT (per garment) and there may be a one-off artwork charge when submitting your own logo or branding. There is no setup for embroidering simple lettering. You can fill in our Embroidery Service Enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible, or to speak to a Customer Service Advisor on 08454 65 66 65. If you are unsure about sizes or the suitability of the garment we would recommend ordering a sample (see above) to be certain. Once garments are embroidered we cannot accept them back for refund/ exchange, unless they are faulty.

I cannot find the item I am looking for although it is from a brand you stock.

An item may not be appearing on our website if it is out of stock with the supplier, in this case it will appear on the website again when stock flow resumes. We do not neccesarily stock all product lines of a certain brand. If you know the exact item you would like we recommend calling our Customer Service Advisors to find out if it is possible to order in this item for you.

Do you offer quantity or bulk discounts? 

On the product pages you will notice that on most items there is a discount for buying multiple units of an individual product. If you wish to order in even greater bulk or need contract prices please call us to discuss your requirements on 08454 65 66 65 or email us your enquiry to sales@bestworkwear.co.uk.

Can you export bulk orders?

We are able to export bulk orders outside of the EU. Please contact our Customer Service Advisors on 08454 65 66 65 to discuss your requirements.  

Do you offer military discount?

We will be happy to remove VAT from orders placed by serving members of the armed forces in active theatre. The easiest way to do this will be to call our Customer Service team who will be able to assist you. You can reach them on (+44) 8454 65 66 65.

Can I buy gift vouchers for use on your website?

Currently, we do not have gift vouchers for use on the website.